In addition to their upcoming European trek with Abigail Williams and Cult Leader, Finnish grinders Rotten Sound have announced a string of North American and Mexican tour dates. The new trek will begin on May 25 in Brooklyn and will wrap up on June 11 in Mexico City. Check out the full list of dates below.
Rotten Sound‘s new record, Abuse to Suffer, is available now via Season of Mist.
Phoenix-based post-hardcore outfit Nonpareil (The Bled, etc) have premiered a new track from their upcoming EP, Allergen, at Exclaim. Titled “Yuan Xing Jianyu”, the new track unleashes spiraling, angular guitar assaults and grumbling, menacing bass lines. Fans of Drive Like Jehu, Shellac and the like, take note. Frontman Connor Woods commented on the track:
“The song intends to describe a specific type of anxiety. The type one feels when paranoia is confused as the fulfilment of desire. The song details the way it feels to experience a complete nervous breakdown. Rather than proposing a cure for said devastation, the lyrics demarcate the death of a person’s sense of self worth.”
Stream the track at this location.
Allergen will be released on April 8.
Arizonian post-hardcore outfit Nonpareil – which comprises former members of The Bled, Abigail Williams and more – have announced the release of their debut EP. The EP, was tracked at 513 Analog in Tempe, Arizona by Ryan Breen, and was mastered by Jordon Zadorozny, will be titled Allergen and will be released on April 8. Vocalist Connor Woods (Abigail Williams) commented on the lyrical nature of the upcoming effort:
“I wrote the lyrics while experiencing first hand the plight of a Third World country only now in the midst of its own Industrial Revolution. Themes of alienation, isolation and an aversion to the misguidedness of human progress permeate every moment of the band’s music. Allergen is as much a cry for help and awareness amidst a fog of confusion and disharmony as it is a 20-minute slab of plodding, introspective rock n’ roll.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the new, angular, dizzying tune “No Elbows” (via New Noise).